CONTACTS:                                                                          Matthew Henson                         ...
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Page 8 of 8General Information:Deepika MurtyMonster Worldwide978-461-8765Deepika.Murty@monster.com                        ...
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The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of U.S. online job demand based on a real-time review of
millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of corporate career Web sites
and job boards, including Monster.com®.

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Monster Employment Index - January 2011

  1. 1. CONTACTS: Matthew Henson Monster Worldwide (978) 823 -2627 Matthew.Henson@monster.com Deepika Murty Monster Worldwide (978) 461-8765 Deepika.Murty@monster.comFOR PUBLIC ISSUE at 12:01am FRIDAY, FEB 4, 2011 Monster Employment Index Up 7% Year over Year in January; despite an unprecedented decline in public administration sectorJanuary 2011 Index Highlights: • A year of positive annual growth – at 7 percent in January – signaling sustained, measured growth • All 28 metro markets record positive annual growth in January • Mining and wholesale trade lead all sectors in annual growth. Professional, scientific, and technical services rises with particularly strong demand for IT and engineering specialists • Index declines 8 points (6 percent) in January on monthly basis, as employer’s scale back hiring activity following a relatively active December. A seasonal December-January decline has now been recorded for 4 consecutive years • Public administration records an unprecedented 21 percent annual decline, reaching its lowest annual growth rate in the IndexThe Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of U.S. online job demand based on a real-time review ofmillions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of corporate career Web sitesand job boards, including Monster.com®.“We’re seeing positive year-over-year growth as economic recovery progresses at a measured pace,” said JesseHarriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “Private sector hiring,particularly in IT, business and healthcare occupations has been fueling growth which is encouraging. At the sametime cuts in government-related recruitment since December are weighing down on overall growth, but notenough to prevent YoY growth for the first month of 2011.” Y-O-YJAN 10 FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 10 MAY 10 JUN 10 JUL 10 AUG 10 SEP 10 OCT 10 NOV 10 DEC 10 JAN 11 GROWTH114 124 125 133 134 141 138 136 138 136 134 130 122 7%
  2. 2. Page 2 of 8 Industry Year-over-year Trends: 12 of the 20 industries monitored by the Index showed positive annual growth trends. • Wholesale Trade (up 14 percent) was amongst the top-moving sectors in January, in contrast to seasonal expectations, as sector employers appeared to carry- over their year-end momentum into 2011 • Professional, scientific, and technical services (up 14 percent) remained strong year-over-year, and stable month-over-month due to particularly strong demand for IT and engineering specialists • Accommodation and food services (down 16 percent) was amongst the slowest growing sectors in the Index following a relatively active month of online hiring activity in December • Finance and insurance (up 2 percent) remained flat from December on an annual basis, yet demand trends for workers in a number of financial service occupations remained high • Public administration (down 21 percent) registered the steepest annual decline, with eased job creation for federal and local governmentTop Growth Industries Lowest Growth Industries Jan Jan % Growth Jan Jan % GrowthYear-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-y Year-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-yMining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas 139 211 52% Educational Services 82 77 -6%ExtractionTransportation and Warehousing 125 143 14% Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 51 47 -8% Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, andWholesale Trade 121 138 14% 203 177 -13% HuntingProfessional, Scientific, and 49 56 14% Accommodation and Food Services 94 79 -16%Technical ServicesInformation 68 76 10% Public Administration 180 142 -21%Occupation Year-over-year Trends: Annual online demand for workers rose in 15 of the 23 occupational categories inJanuary. • Architecture and Engineering (up 16 percent) and Computer and mathematical (up 14 percent) registered improved demand trends with a general escalation in job availability for professionals with advanced technical specializations • Business and financial operations (up 15 percent) saw improved demand conditions for accountants and financial analysts across a wide range of sectors, across all geographic regionsTop Growth Occupations Lowest Growth Occupations Jan Jan % Growth Jan Jan % GrowthYear-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-y Year-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-yInstallation, Maintenance, and 116 138 19% Education, Training and Library 118 108 -8%RepairArts, Design, Entertainment, 75 89 19% Military Specific 156 137 -12%Sports and MediaArchitecture and Engineering 75 87 16% Food Preparation and Serving 96 79 -18%Business and Financial Operations 122 140 15% Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 200 162 -19%Computer and Mathematical 86 98 14% Protective Service 84 55 -35% 2
  3. 3. Page 3 of 8 Geographic year-over-year Trends: All 28 metro markets recorded positive annual growth in January • Detroit (up 51 percent) and Philadelphia (up 39 percent) continued to remain among top growth markets. • San Diego (up 8 percent) remained stable year-over-year but recorded a mild monthly decline of 3 percent in January. Online recruitment trends were strongest for production; sales; and arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media related occupations in the long-term • Among the 50 states and the District, 40 registered annual increases in online job demand.Top Growth Metro Markets Lowest Growth Metro Markets Jan Jan % Growth Jan Jan % GrowthYear-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-y Year-over-year Growth 10 11 Y-o-yDetroit 57 86 51% Phoenix 60 66 10%Philadelphia 36 50 39% Houston 97 106 9%Minneapolis 68 89 31% San Diego 60 65 8%Chicago 55 71 29% Washington, D.C. 38 41 8%Orlando 36 46 28% Baltimore 38 40 5% International Trends: • Monster Employment Index Europe continued a steady positive annual growth rate (up 22 percent in December) ending the year with relatively strengthened demand for production; manufacturing and transportation/ logistics sectors. Germany continued to be the strongest overall creator of job opportunities in Europe • Monster Employment Index India annual growth rate accelerated to 27 percent in December 2010, with demand picking notably for the IT sector. Several other categories including banking/ finance and engineering continued to exhibit strong long-term growth To obtain a full copy of the Monster Employment Index report for January 2011, and to access current individual data charts for each of the 28 metro markets tracked, please visit http://about-monster.com/employment-index. Data for the month of February 2011 will be released on March 3, 2011. 3
  4. 4. Page 4 of 8 By Industry 2010 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec JanAgriculture, Forestry,Fishing and Hunting 203 211 208 205 195 195 196 188 177 178 165 168 177Mining, Quarrying and Oiland Gas Extraction 139 148 149 169 176 178 182 189 191 197 199 204 211Utilities 114 110 108 117 121 121 121 132 141 137 131 136 122Construction 157 165 176 195 197 200 195 193 194 191 194 174 165Manufacturing 81 83 84 91 91 91 93 93 93 92 91 88 85Wholesale Trade 121 127 129 133 134 134 134 136 137 139 142 139 138Retail Trade 118 116 124 137 140 135 135 143 141 145 152 138 132Transportation andWarehousing 125 131 138 149 150 157 160 155 154 162 161 158 143Information 68 81 79 77 77 80 81 80 80 82 81 79 76Finance and Insurance 45 51 52 53 53 52 52 53 52 53 50 47 46Real Estate and Rentaland Leasing 51 57 63 62 55 60 57 55 55 60 59 56 47Professional, Scientific,and Technical Services 49 54 53 56 57 59 59 58 59 59 58 56 56Management ofCompaniesand Enterprises 101 111 111 117 111 122 122 118 117 106 109 103 96Administrative, Support,Waste Management,Remediation Services 49 51 51 54 54 55 56 55 55 55 54 50 48Educational Services 82 81 82 89 91 91 94 92 87 90 90 86 77Healthcare and SocialAssistance 83 84 86 91 102 108 107 107 110 107 104 99 92Arts, Entertainment, andRecreation 36 35 37 40 41 42 42 41 41 41 39 37 35Accommodation andFood Services 94 94 95 104 99 113 108 111 105 99 102 99 79Other Services 145 162 161 175 183 188 183 183 188 187 178 166 166Public Administration 180 190 182 183 186 193 198 190 204 213 189 166 142 4
  5. 5. Page 5 of 8 By Occupation 2010 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec JanManagement 122 133 139 147 144 152 148 144 144 136 137 130 123Business and FinancialOperations 122 134 132 145 148 151 146 145 148 147 148 153 140Computer and Mathematical 86 95 94 98 97 102 101 101 102 103 103 99 98Architecture andEngineering 75 84 84 88 84 89 90 88 88 86 85 82 87Life, Physical, and SocialScience 113 123 124 127 121 130 132 123 119 116 113 111 107Community and SocialServices 156 174 160 179 185 191 187 188 196 188 182 183 176Legal 89 101 93 98 105 111 111 116 115 117 113 97 87Education, Training, andLibrary 118 114 116 125 130 132 134 130 123 126 125 120 108Arts, Design, Entertainment,Sports, and Media 75 77 84 91 94 96 96 95 95 93 92 86 89Healthcare Practitioners andTechnical 132 136 139 145 159 159 159 161 161 163 159 151 139Healthcare Support 174 175 166 178 180 201 205 195 209 205 202 198 192Protective Service 84 83 71 78 85 85 77 83 90 89 83 60 55Food Preparation andServing Related 96 98 107 116 108 119 118 115 110 101 94 94 79Building, Grounds Cleaning,Maintenance 99 106 110 117 116 122 118 115 110 116 114 96 94Personal Care and Service 48 53 53 62 54 59 57 53 48 45 43 39 51Sales and Related 82 90 90 94 93 93 91 91 90 91 94 90 85Office and AdministrativeSupport 89 95 98 101 102 104 106 103 105 104 101 92 90Farming, Fishing, andForestry 200 196 203 191 182 176 175 169 162 162 151 149 162Construction and Extraction 92 97 103 114 115 116 115 115 116 114 115 105 100Installation, Maintenance,and Repair 116 124 125 130 134 134 135 140 144 146 138 135 138Production 100 108 108 117 117 117 121 121 122 121 120 113 113Transportation and MaterialMoving 80 84 88 95 96 100 103 100 99 105 104 102 91Military Specific 156 148 159 152 153 155 150 149 160 154 146 140 137 5
  6. 6. Page 6 of 8 By Local Market 2010 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec JanAtlanta 66 78 84 90 88 93 90 91 92 89 92 88 77Baltimore 38 44 46 51 49 54 51 50 53 51 50 48 40Boston 52 62 66 78 79 81 77 78 81 82 79 74 64Chicago 55 66 68 76 74 78 76 78 82 82 81 78 71Cincinnati 54 65 69 73 75 84 77 78 83 83 78 75 67Cleveland 70 80 88 91 91 100 95 99 99 103 103 100 89Dallas 80 95 99 101 103 105 100 104 106 105 104 101 94Denver 77 86 89 94 96 100 100 103 102 103 101 95 91Detroit 57 70 72 78 79 91 89 93 97 99 101 91 86Houston 97 104 107 111 114 118 115 117 120 117 116 112 106Indianapolis 68 76 78 82 82 92 87 90 89 91 89 86 79Kansas City 65 75 79 86 87 97 88 94 97 94 92 84 74Los Angeles 51 58 61 67 67 69 66 67 69 69 69 64 59Miami 59 69 72 76 75 78 73 73 74 76 76 74 68Minneapolis 68 78 84 85 86 91 86 90 95 96 98 98 89New York City 60 70 73 82 82 84 83 83 84 85 83 79 71Orlando 36 44 50 50 53 60 54 54 56 55 58 54 46Philadelphia 36 43 45 54 56 57 58 59 63 63 65 59 50Phoenix 60 65 67 70 70 71 69 71 72 74 75 71 66Pittsburgh 108 126 131 136 141 152 142 144 151 149 148 141 126Portland 62 71 79 84 88 97 90 93 89 95 92 83 74Sacramento 57 62 68 70 71 78 74 75 75 76 74 71 68San Diego 60 65 69 71 70 74 71 71 72 73 70 67 65San Francisco 58 66 68 73 73 76 75 76 76 77 76 73 68Seattle 84 93 99 104 105 111 108 107 108 108 106 102 100St. Louis 83 95 99 102 104 116 109 111 114 113 116 110 98Tampa 62 71 73 77 77 87 78 80 82 82 82 80 75Washington, D.C. 38 46 48 55 54 58 51 53 54 53 52 49 41 6
  7. 7. Page 7 of 8 By Region 2010 2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec JanNew England 103 112 112 124 124 130 126 122 125 123 123 117 110Mid-Atlantic 105 114 117 130 129 133 132 130 130 128 122 117 110East North Central 101 111 112 119 120 127 125 124 125 124 125 122 117West North Central 113 124 121 128 130 141 138 137 139 141 142 140 128South Atlantic 110 117 119 128 127 134 130 128 128 125 126 121 115East South Central 122 132 130 132 135 142 140 136 140 138 136 134 125West South Central 175 200 200 202 204 216 210 211 214 205 201 194 182Mountain 118 124 123 129 132 137 136 134 142 142 141 135 120Pacific 96 102 105 113 114 119 117 115 114 112 111 106 106 About the Monster Employment Index Launched in April 2004 with data collected since October 2003, the Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of U.S. online job demand conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, including Monster, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc. – an independent, third-party auditing firm – to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%. About Monster Worldwide Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monsters industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com/ Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwides control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwides Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contacts: Media Inquiries: Matthew Henson Monster Worldwide 978-823-2627 Matthew.Henson@monster.com 7
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